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Sabine Peters

Assistant Professor

Dr. S. Peters
+31 71 527 1844

Sabine Peters is a postdoctoral researcher in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

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Short CV

Sabine Peters is an assistant professor in Educational Neuroscience in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

Sabine received her Master's degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 2010 from the University of Amsterdam. During her two internships she investigated the neural basis of insomnia (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience) and hippocampal volume in depression (King's College London). She also worked as an MRI-assistant in the UvA Cognitive Neuroscience group. 

She obtained her PhD in 2016 (cum laude) with her research on the neural basis of feedback learning in adolescence. In her current research, she focuses on the neural and affective processes that contribute to successful school learning.

For more information about her research project see  Brain and Development Lab.


Braintime is an extensive and unique Leiden research project that took place from 2011 to 2015, in which researchers tracked the brain development of almost 300 young people over a longer period of time. The research focuses on learning, risk behaviour and how friendships are formed.   

Watch Sabine Peters's videoblog about her PhD research

Sabine Peters _ Braintime


  • Educational Neuroscience
  • School Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


  • 2017 Hersenstichting grant (co-applicant), €150.000 
  • 2012 Leiden Universitair Fonds: Grant for visiting scholarship at Stanford University (€ 1200) 


  • 2017 Paper Award International Communication Association 
  • 2010 Research Proposal Competition 2010, MSc Brain and Cognitive Sciences 


Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3B37



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